Product Review: Sleefs

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The 4-0-300 Project Product Reviews are done with OCR in mind and not other sports. Our reviews are not posted in exchange for compensation of any kind, including payment whether in the form of money, gift certificates or other gifts. We may however post reviews of product we have received free or discounted prior to the review with the understanding that the review may be positive or negative. We will always disclose this fact in the review.

 

Products: Arm Sleeves, Compression Tights, and Wide Headbands are their products I’ve used so most of this information related to those directly

 

Made By: Sleefs

 

Cost: You can find most of their products on sale every few weeks so you’re looking at a range of $5-$40 American, always check the sales page first

 

Designed for: Mostly compression wear for all sports not specifically OCR by any means.

 

Additional Requirements/Materials: N/A

 

Overview: Based out of Florida, Sleefs creates and designs compression gear, both stock and custom. Their range covers headbands, t-shirts, compression tights, wristbands, shorts, cleat covers, mouth guards and more. They make sizes for everyone including kids and adults, however most designs are based around male body types.

 

My Personal Tips: Sizing is a little wonky, but has improved. Considering its compression, you may want to double-check the size chart as it varies for each product and specifically with their compression tights I’ve found they fit larger than other compression tights.

 

Top Pros:

  • Unique designs not stuck with basic boring designs the big companies put out
  • Constantly putting out new designs
  • Inexpensive when compared to the bigger sportswear companies
  • Can find items on sale quite frequently
  • Making multiple items helps if you want to minimize the amount of companies you order from
  • The headbands are wide enough to stay in place and still hold headphones in

 

Biggest Cons:

  • Compression tights can be pretty see-through in the lighter colors
  • Material is a light if you want to use it for OCR, I haven’t ripped any yet but I feel like it’s only a matter of time seeing as how it’s lighter compared to OCR designed products made for getting muddy and rough
  • Limited number/sizing of each design available, so they can sell out quite quickly

 

Conclusion: For me I really like most their products and their inexpensive enough to make up for the cons. The compression tights are my least favorite, and I’m only in the middle of the road on them. I like the uniqueness the designs have they are however a little too light and a little more revealing than you would want in compression wear.  I like having the unique look in my race photos of the arm sleeves and they’ve lasted a few races already, and OCR races aren’t easy on any product. I use the headband for my summer runs and think it’s actually their thickest product.

 

A few example photos I have from this year

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Scotty Voodoo
I am a proud father & husband. A former semi-pro skier, turned rugby 7’s player, I’ve now worked to become a OCR racer.
A level 2 NCCP certified coach, I also hold coaching certifications in 3 sports.

 

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